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Random things about me:

  • I cannot stand still! My hands and my head need to be busy and filled with ideas and colors and random happy bits and pieces. 
  • I have always been a bookworm, "I have lived in books more than I lived anywhere else", as Neil Gaiman used to say.
  • When I was a kid I used to write short stories
  • In 2009, I decided to teach myself how to do digital illustration. This blog tells the story of a 10 years progression. 

  • In 2015, I started learning watercolor.
  • I took calligraphy lessons for one and a half years, but I abandoned it. Too much patience required :P
  • My latest hobby is making what I like to call Happy Notebooks. They are much like Junk Journals, only that some of them I use as art sketchbooks instead of journaling.
  • I love taking pictures of random colorful things. And I love taking pictures of my feet. I have an Instagram account dedicated to all this: @do.you.hobby

  • I love gardening. I find it very relaxing, especially after a long day at work.

  • In 2015 I started learning how to sew. It took me three years to master making quilt blankets and now my house is filled with them. All colorful and magic. I make other stuff, but these little wonders remain my favorites. 

  • In my day to day life, I am a web developer and I also teach computer science at the university. I also have a coding blog, GrowingCookies.com, where I write mostly about PHP and Symfony.

  • I have a Ph.D. in computer science, and I strongly believe that more girls should be encouraged to pursue STEM*-related studies and careers (* Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

  • I have two cats who spend their days sleeping on the couch and their nights planning how to take over the world. 
  • I always wear different color socks and shoelaces